Sr. Metal Finishing Process Engineer – Post Cast Process Owner in Dover, NJ at Arconic

Date Posted: 8/8/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Dover, NJ
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  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description

Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value. Arconic Engines, a business unit of Arconic, is a world-class producer of aero engine and industrial gas turbine components, including airfoils, rings, disks and forgings. Arconic Engines excels in vacuum melted superalloys, machining, performance coatings and hot isostatic pressing for high-performance parts that enable the next-generation of quieter, more fuel-efficient aero engines and cleaner power generation. For more information: Follow @arconic: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
This position is responsible for ensuring that the Post Cast metal finishing processes are performed in compliance with the methods, materials and equipment specifications as detailed in the corporate Post Cast manual. The position provides the technical support of materials, test methods, work instructions, process/method definition and operations technical support for post cast metal finishing. For this position, all references to post cast include but are not limited to; grinding, grit blast, finishing, straightening, media and handling.
  • Approve all new and revised work instructions in the Metal finishing / Surface prep Post Cast area.
  • Ensure and audit compliance to Department Activity Instruction, Corporate manual requirements, SOP’s. as well as NADCAP compliance where applicable.
  • Responsible for determination of the root cause of metal finishing deviations from critical process specifications, conduct executional scrap pareto analysis and provide technical support to Engineering and Operations team to resolve metal finishing /Surface prep related issues.
  • Responsible for performing deviation investigation, creating/updating necessary work Instructions/procedures, identifying and implementing appropriate corrective actions and change controls.
  • Responsible for reporting the critical process status (ASATS) on daily and monthly basis to the Corporate Business Unit Post Cast Process Owner.
  • Review all new equipment Specifications in the Metal finishing /Surface prep Post Cast Area.
  • Responsible for qualifying new equipment, re-builds and improvements per corporate standards prior to production release related to Post Cast Metal Finishing Processes.
  • Responsible for daily interface and communication of issues with manufacturing, engineering, maintenance and facilities personnel responsible for the Post Cast Metal finishing areas
  • Troubleshoot post cast metal finishing operations issues including but not limited to; part handling, fixturing/clamping issues, program and/or parameter issues, surface preparation, media type. abrasive tools and procedural issues.
  • Responsible for understanding downstream product quality as it relates to Post Cast metal finishing /surface prep and reacting appropriately to observed conditions.
  • Institute proper project monitoring, follow up and feedback system to insure financial and contract targets are met. (yields, rework,).
  • Foster continuous improvement utilizing Process Management designed experiments, IPM and SPC, Cpk
  • Work on Cross-Functional teams to accomplish department and Plant goals.
  • Demonstrates considerable ingenuity and creativity while recognizing prudent risk.
  • As a recognized expert in the Post Cast Metal Finishing process technology area, provide technical guidance to management and peers in areas of current or potential needs of the plant


Basic Qualifications

  • HS diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 3 years experience working in a manufacturing environment with an emphasis in Metal finishing and surface prep manufacturing.
  • Experience with metal removal, abrasive polish, media surface preparation in a manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of equipment, inspection gauging and tooling/fixture design and maintenance.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical, Industrial, chemical or Materials Science Engineering from an accredited institution
  • 5+ years hands on experience in an engineering role with metal removal, abrasive polish, media surface preparation in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in 4 & 5-axis CNC Engineering, preferably with Nickel-based aerospace parts
  • Experience in investment casting manufacturing, programming and machining
  • Black belt/Green belt certification
  • Knowledge of statistical software (Minitab, JMP)
  • Knowledge of programming software (SQL, Visual Basic)
  • Project Management experience